German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc and the Social Democrats stitched together an agreement on renewable energy as the parties close in on a self-imposed deadline to draft a coalition accord by the end of the month.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party said it will hold exploratory talks with the Social Democrats at the end of the week as each side dug in for the prospect of months of negotiations to form a government.
Volker Kauder, the floor leader for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc, said he’s “confident” a bill to enhance the European Financial Stability Facility will be passed with a coalition majority.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is fit and “hungry” to remain in his post for another four years, said the parliamentary caucus leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc.
Germany must step up pressure on fellow European Union countries to reduce their budget deficits to protect the euro, the parliamentary leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s Christian Democratic bloc said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one task above all others when she returns to her desk on the seventh floor of the Chancellery: fixing the biggest shift to clean energy of any developed country in history.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party will have to drop its opposition to tax increases if it wants a coalition with the Social Democrats, said Axel Schaefer, SDP caucus group leader from the party’s regional power base.
Germany must pay its share of the euro rescue fund to help protect savers, Volker Kauder , the caucus leader in parliament for Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s Christian Democratic Union said in an interview in Bild .